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8/7/2012 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Staff Sgt. Matthew Jackson, left, 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution supervisor, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Wells-Johnson, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics maintenance technician, connect a jet fuel hose to an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a hot pit refueling on Ramp 3 here Aug. 6. A hot pit is the refueling of a jet while the aircraft is still running so pilots can take off right away. The fuels distribution shop quality tests aircraft fuel, conducts hot pit operations and takes accountability for all aircraft fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon Davis) Hi-res
Note: Pictured is A-10C 81-0656 from the 81st Fighter Squadron.
Note: Pictured is A-10C 81-0985 from the 81st Fighter Squadron. Unfortunately, the Hi-res version is broken:
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